Having both Shades of Grey and Ronnie Fieg gear it only makes sense that I’d get this combination. Support this man. His movement is getting greater by the moment.
I teamed up with the homies at Shades to work on a cotton varsity to drop with the Salmon Toe Gels. It took a few tries to get it right but when the final sample showed up, I tried it on and I haven’t taken it off in a few weeks. The cotton Michah Cohen sourced is plush and I expected nothing less from the apparel genius. The jacket has a tailored fit and looks super clean on the body. Priced at $220, 54 pieces made and will release on the September 30th at 11am Est. with the Salmon Toes. There will be 24 pieces at the Kith shop for in store purchase and 30 pieces will go up on Kithnyc.com
After a long day of trolling around SoHo I decided to make the trek over the bridge for Brooklyn Magazine’s Fall Issue Launch Party at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The venue alone intrigued me more than the free booze and ice cream. Yes, this is a rarity. Something else attracted me to an event besides booze and the artist performing. This party had more a laid back feel to it, more like a social. The music was of course great and if I’m correct I did hear Otis. *Salutes Hannah Rad*
We go behind the scenes of the ALWAYS ON series by Nike Sportswear featuring Darrelle Revis with music by Jesse Boykins III. Very dope I must say.
In Darrelle Revis’ new ALWAYS ON video, we witness the work ethic that has made him football’s most dominant cornerback. But this behind-the-scenes footage supplies further depth, especially about his interests in music. “The stereotypical athlete lives and dies sports,” says Jesse Boykins III, who provided the backing song “Island of Greatness.” “It’s good to know a cat like Darrelle is passionate about other things.” Before writing the track, Darrelle supplied a list of his favorite artists and influences, from which Boykins created a musical “gumbo.” Of course, we see Darrelle mixing it up on the field too. “They’re working me out a little bit,” he says during the shoot, his sweaty brow glistening under the beaming sun. And opposing receivers will be singing a sad song all season long.
Like the title says, “Fashion’s Night Out Was Ridiculous.” Initial thoughts were to start in midtown at Bloomingdales, but once I realized the drones of people that would be there and anywhere else we settled on Soho. Which was the smart choice considering all the stores are in walking distance, and plus I love Soho. As soon as I get out the car there are damn near 2,000 people in my vision. People dressed up and some dressed down, it was the dressed up people that of course caught my eye and did they show out!
Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the 40oz. Van & Prohibit NYC release party. It was a celebration of the collaboration between the two. The event was held in the LES at Prohibit and there was a mixture of all types of people. You had cats from all over NYC downing heinekens (which were free) and bopping to classic 90’s hip-hop. If you were looking for some cutesy pop shit there, it wasn’t happening.
In typical fashion 40 brought out a bunch of females that were packing glutes. If you weren’t an ass man before, that night would’ve changed your mind. Outside of that it was a very chill environment. Indication of that. When they ran out of beer for the second time, people hit up the bodegas and came back with 22’s and 40’s. Also the event managed to move outside which is usually a sign of trouble but luckily things were all good. Although cats were drunks as shit.
Unfortunately I was having too much fun to actually take any pics so I had to snatch these.
Was this all it took for people such as myself to realized that skinny jeans should come to an end? After watching the VMAs I was already thinking that this dude lost his mind with those leopard print spray-on tights. Although I’m a purveyor of skinny jeans, sadly I can no longer support this trend. Maybe Weezy’s stylist made a mistake. Maybe they ran out of other jean designs. Whether if any of those things happened the trend must come to an end.
To make matters even worse, they were women’s jeggings! There’s no way I can look at Weezy the same. Hood pass revoked, rockstar card declined, masculinity turned away at the door. It’s bad enough Wayne threw out a corny subliminal diss at Jay-Z on It’s Good, and Beyonce’s pregnancy/belly rub was the highlight of the night. He decides to provide us with shitty performance to end the VMAs and wore those painted-on jeans that were made for the female gender. Why Wayne? Why? The silver lining in all this for Wayne is that his album is projected to sell 700k its first week. But the majority of people will remember his wack jab at Jay and him wearing a tranny’s nut-huggers.
Oh and if you ladies would like a pair of those fabulous jeggings (laughs) they’re made by Tripp NYC. You can buy them here for $44.
Sat. August 27th & Sun. August 28th, 2011
Live Performances by:
Cee Lo Green
Gym Class Heroes
Toro Y Moi
Straight Line Stitch
+ More at Afropunk.com
+ The Bites&Beats Food Truck Festival
Featuring over 15 trucks with cuisine from around the world and the 5 boroughs
+ NIKE Presents The Battle for the Streets
Skate Contest Saturday Aug 27th
BMX Contest Sunday Aug 28th
+ Harley-Davidson Presents:
The Afro-Punk / Denim & Chrome Custom Bike Show
Calendar Shoot by Darius Vick
1st Place Prize: 1800CC Screamin’ Eagle
Twin Cam 110A Engine
Levi Maestro documents the events leading up to Nigel Sylvester’s release party at Hotel on Rivington. Lately, Hotel on Rivington has been the place for a lot of recent events. It is a dope ass venue though.
New York skateboard haven DQM played host to an event showcasing team riders hailing from Girl Skateboardsand Lakai footwear. Beginning with an exclusive in-store signing from the likes of Mike Carroll and Alex Olson, the festivities eventually took to the streets for a session to the audience of local skaters.
Check out my homie Justin as he interviews MTV Correspondent Suchin Pak about the creation of the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side.
Veteran journalist and MTV news correspondent SuChin Pak wears her unabashed love for New York City on her sleeve. Seeking an outlet to reinvigorate and appropriately represent a neighborhood so rich with local history, Pak and her production team, The Big Social, embarked on a challenge to open an innovative outdoor market that embodies the spirit and energy of the lower east side. And to ensure that the place would become a staple of the area that New Yorkers can rely upon for many years to come. Her creation would ultimately birth a weekly market place, where hand selected artisans could sell their wares in a friendly, cool setting. From freshly prepared eats to clothing to accessories to be brought home- this would become the Hester Street Fair.
LocalBozo.com headed down to the historic site of the Hester Street Fair for a one on one chat with SuChin Pak. We discuss the intricacies of scouting the location, putting on the Fair, attracting vendors, what we can expect for the rest of 2011 from summer’s favorite local outdoor marketplace and so much more. Listen in for details about the Fair’s biggest announcement to date, coming in the fall. The Hester Street Fair is open every Saturday from 10am-6pm.
Marcus Troy talks about blogging and its affect on his life as well as others. Troy is esstantially the blueprint on how to become a cultural figure on the internet but most importantly in the real world.
We accompany rapper/chef Action Bronson as he judges NYC meat festival Meatopia. Pause. The segment concludes with a live Action Bronson from his show at Gramercy Theatre in NY on July 23, 2011. Enjoy!
The good people at The Downtown Diaries sent me a nice invitation to come down to RdV and party. Which I gladly accepted, considering that I’ve never been to that venue nor seen Pete Wentz perform. Basically I couldn’t say no. The “MusicMediaBuzz” event is the creation of Kristina Marino of The Downtown Diaries and Natalie Zfat of Poison Ivy.
The venue was dimly lit with a violet hue representing the HPNOTIQ Harmonie brand. Seating areas all had the VIP feel to them, so nobody felt bigger than the person next to them, which is a nice touch. There were about 200 or so bloggers and fans in attendance all chowing down on the endless supply of “Baked by Melissa” cupcakes. If you never tried her cupcakes you need to be slapped. They’re HIGHLY addictive. I probably ate about 10 or more, it doesn’t help that they’re bite-size and come in a variety thigh-fattening flavors.
HPNOTIQ Harmonie cocktails were provided and quickly drank by the patrons, myself included. The cocktails were aptly called Music, Media, and Buzz. I believe I tried all three but the two women pictured above kept feeding me “Music.” It really didn’t matter at the time since all the drinks were tasty and most importantly they were strong enough. Don’t let that violet fool you, when mixed with the right ingredients those drinks can put a Port Authority hobo to shame.
The only regret I have about the night is missing Pete Wentz and The Black Cards perform. I’m all about live music. At least the DJ played Shooting Stars by Bag Raiders before I left. No matter what mood I’m in that song makes me hype as hell. Don’t judge!
All in all, the night was a success. I’d like to thank Kristina and Natalie once again for having me!
For those who weren’t fortunate to attend Young Jeezy’s show at Highline Ballroom in NYC, I have some videos for you all. Considering that I didn’t make it to the show until the end, I had to watch these videos as well. Regardless, the show was DOPE! When Kanye West came out the fans lost their minds, but he wasn’t the only heavy hitter to make a guest appearance.